Every month in Australia, over 100,000 women and teenage girls go without female sanitary products because they simply cannot afford them, due to homelessness, poverty and domestic violence situations.
But there is something you can do to help!
Share the Dignity, together with Australia Fair Shopping Centre, are hosting a Dignity Donation Drive throughout August and are calling on Gold Coasters to donate tampons, pads and personal hygiene products.
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Pink collection boxes have popped up at Australia Fair, outside Coles and Woolworths, with locals encouraged to purchase an extra box of tampons or packet of pads during a grocery shop to donate.
It is hoped the Dignity Donation Drive will help to alleviate the undignified situations that thousands of women across the country endure.
“So many women every month have to forfeit sanitary products because they cannot afford them,” Dignity founder Rochelle Courtenay said.
“Many mothers must choose between buying tampons and feeding their children. Girls miss out on school simply because families cannot afford to buy the basics of necessities.”
For more information on Share the Dignity, and the Dignity Donation Drive, visit: sharethedignity.com.au/